All personnel responding to Ebola outbreaks need to have basic knowledge and skills in order to mount an effective response. The GO training package was developed for WHO deployees so they can work safely and effectively as part of the teams bringing outbreaks under control. The learning package consists of 7 modules, which include video lectures and downloadable presentations that have been updated with the latest information and developments. It begins with an introduction to Ebola virus disease before moving to the response strategy and essential information related to working for WHO. The GO materials are designed to complement the ePROTECT training, which is available here: https://openwho.org/courses/e-protect.
This comprehensive intermediate level course is for clinicians caring for patients with suspected or confirmed Ebola virus disease (EVD). Modules provide information on screening and triage, infection prevention and control, laboratory diagnostics, organization of the Ebola Treatment Centre (ETC), clinical care of patients in the ETC, and investigational therapeutic agents.
Learning objectives: By the end of this training course, participants should be able to:
describe screening of patients to identify suspect cases and safely transfer them for ongoing care to an ETC;
understand infection prevention and control strategies: standard and contract precautions and use of personal protective equipment for various contexts;
understand safe waste management and how to perform a safe and dignified burial;
understand how to collect patient samples for Ebola and other laboratory tests;
understand the various Ebola tests available and the importance of other routine laboratory tests for patient management;
understand the structure, functioning, and procedures of an ETC;
understand the main components of clinical management of patients with EVD; and
describe the WHO framework for using investigational therapeutic agents in an outbreak.
Enroll for the course: https://openwho.org/courses/ebola-clinical-management
The scope of this PPC document is to serve as a guide to address the unmet public health need for a PPE system that protects the HW-F in tropical climate
s while caring for patients and providing heavy duty essential health services.
The characteristics described in this guidance are targeted for PPE used in
health clinics, hospitals and communities in low resource settings where there is lack of advanced environmental controls and equipment. The purpose is to ensure harmonization in PPE design and its use to avoid confusion and exacerbating the risk of infections in HW-F. The principles of this PPC document can also be considered in risk reduction strategies
in other healthcare settings.
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Rapid Advice Guideline
This paper brings together lessons from interviews with humanitarians and local responders, as well as existing literature, about the use of quarantine in urban environments during the humanitarian response to the Ebola Crisis